Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice Q&A: Is It Okay to Start a Relationship via Social Media?Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice Q&A: Is It Okay to Start a Relationship via Social Media?

Question from Alex O.: A few weeks ago, I reconnected with a friend from college on Twitter. We’ve been tweeting at each other since then and have plans to meet up this weekend. I feel like our flirtation is going to turn into something more — is it okay to start a relationship via social media?

Dating has always been complicated. Add the internet, social media and electronic devices into the mix, and it can get even trickier. However, do not fret. Leave it up to our  relationship experts who can offer their best dating advice on using technology the right way. Online dating is here to stay, after all, so don’t be afraid to jump in and catch up with the times! Learn valuable dating tips from Cupid’s very own, matchmaker Suzanne Oshima and relationship expert Robert Manni. Here you’ll have your questions answered on whether or not it’s a good idea to start a relationship through social media.

Technology Dating Advice On Whether You Should Start A Relationship Using Social Media

Suzanne K. Oshima, Matchmaker:  Don’t even think twice about starting a relationship via social media, it’s totally the norm nowadays to meet and date someone who you met over Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.  In fact, I know several people who have met the right man/woman that way, and they ended up marrying! And if this relationship turns into something more and you end up getting married, you will have a great love story to tell all your friends and family about how you reconnected with each other over Twitter.

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Robert Manni, Guy’s Guy:  It’s perfectly normal to begin a relationship on social media. My wife winked at me online and with that one digital exchange, we met in person and have been together ever since. So, I highly recommend using social media for romance if you are mindful of who you are and what you want out of the relationship. In your case, you already knew the person from college, so reconnecting on Twitter was not technically beginning a relationship on social media. But, you are using your digital re-connection to move the relationship forward. And, that’s great. Because, let’s face it; no matter how well we text, tweet or craft our Facebook messages, a true connection can only happen when two people get together face-to-face in the “real” world.

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